University of Technology Sydney

49148 Engineering Graduate Project 30cp (Part 2 of 3) (6cp+12cp+12cp)

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UTS: Engineering: Professional Practice and Leadership
Credit points: 12 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Grade and marks


A graduate project is a significant body of engineering work that is conducted in a professional manner and is documented in a comprehensive report. It provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their advanced skills and knowledge that have been gained as part of their coursework and apply these to a real-world engineering problem. The depth and extent of the project can vary with credit point requirements. The project may involve the development of a new technology, product and/or process, or the application of existing technologies, products and methods in a new way, to solve a problem. In certain cases it may be appropriate to undertake a critical review of a method, ideas, a technology or combinations of these. In all cases it is vital that the project can demonstrate a 'value-added' component that the student has originated. The planning, implementation and documentation of the project are supervised by a member of UTS: Engineering academic staff. The scope of the work, the deliverables for assessment and the assessment criteria are negotiated between the student and the academic supervisor and documented in a learning contract that is signed by the student and supervisor(s) (and approved by the director of postgraduate coursework programs). Industry-based projects are highly encouraged and an additional industrial supervisor may be involved. The responsibility of finding a suitable project topic and an academic supervisor rests with the student.

Minimum requirements

In order to pass the subject, a student must achieve an overall mark of 50% or more.